Powerless (Say What You Want)

Album: Folklore (2003)
Charted: 13
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  • Paint my face in your magazines
    Make it look whiter than it seems
    Paint me over with your dreams
    Shove away my ethnicity
    Burn every notion that I
    May have a flame inside to fight
    And say just what is on my mind
    Without offending your might

    'Cause this life is too short
    To live it just for you
    But when you feel so powerless
    What are you gonna do?

    So say what you want
    Say what you want

    I saw her face outside today
    Weatherworn, lookin' all the rage
    Took her passion and her gaze
    And made a poster
    Now it's moccasins we sport
    We take the culture and contort
    Perhaps only to distort
    What we are hidin'

    'Cause this life is too short
    To live it just for you
    But when you feel so powerless
    What are you gonna do?

    But say what you want
    Say what you want
    Say, say

    Hey you, the one, the one outside
    Are you gonna get in, get in?
    Hey you, the one that don't fit in
    How you, how you gonna get in?
    Hey you, the one outside
    Are you ever gonna get in with your
    Broken teeth, broken jaw, broken mojo?

    Yeah, this life is too short
    To live it just for you
    But when you feel so powerless
    What are you gonna do?

    'Cause this life is too short
    To live it just for you
    But when you feel so powerless
    What are you gonna do?
    'Cause this life is too short
    To live it just for you
    But when you feel so powerless
    What are you gonna do?

    Say what you want (life is too short)
    Say what you want
    Say what you want (just for you)
    Say what you want
    Say what you want (feel powerless)
    Say what you want
    Say, say, say, say, yeah (gonna do)

    (Life is too short)
    (Just for you)
    (Feel powerless)
    (Gonna do) Writer/s: Anne Dudley, Brian West, Gerald Eaton, Malcolm Robert Andrew McLaren, Nelly Furtado, Trevor Charles Horn
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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